Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 153 137
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 287 590 729
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.06% 2.19% 2.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.07% 7.70% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 300 528 651
Median annual salary £52,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.69% +8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,555 7,666 8,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.53% 28.40% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,535 5,590 6,421
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,575 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.34% - +11.11%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +92 95 £52,500 +53.28% 9
Thames Valley +3 80 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Surrey -5 80 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Berkshire -8 41 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +23 34 £51,250 +13.89% 4
West Sussex +7 20 £70,000 +27.27% 2
Oxfordshire +36 10 £97,000 +177.14% 2
Kent +27 6 £31,000 -27.06%
East Sussex +36 3 £43,750 -37.50% 1
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 259 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 159 (55.40%) MCSE
3 151 (52.61%) Azure
4 144 (50.17%) Windows
5 119 (41.46%) Active Directory
6 117 (40.77%) Office 365
7 89 (31.01%) VMware
8 86 (29.97%) SQL Server
9 78 (27.18%) MCSA
10 74 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
11 65 (22.65%) ITIL
12 62 (21.60%) SQL
13 60 (20.91%) Cisco
13 60 (20.91%) Windows 10
14 58 (20.21%) Degree
15 57 (19.86%) CCNA
16 51 (17.77%) AWS
17 50 (17.42%) Hyper-V
17 50 (17.42%) Windows Server
18 49 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (17.07%) MCP
19 47 (16.38%) Presales
20 45 (15.68%) Skype
21 43 (14.98%) Firewall
22 42 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
22 42 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
22 42 (14.63%) IaaS
23 41 (14.29%) PaaS
23 41 (14.29%) Citrix
24 40 (13.94%) .NET

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (11.15%) Skype for Business
2 27 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.67%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.74%) IIS
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) assyst
2 4 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (52.61%) Azure
2 117 (40.77%) Office 365
3 51 (17.77%) AWS
4 42 (14.63%) IaaS
5 41 (14.29%) PaaS
6 38 (13.24%) SaaS
7 24 (8.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (6.27%) Power Platform
9 11 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (3.14%) OneDrive
11 8 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (2.44%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.05%) Google Drive
13 3 (1.05%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.70%) Power Automate
14 2 (0.70%) ShareGate
14 2 (0.70%) Yammer
15 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.68%) Skype
2 43 (14.98%) Firewall
3 26 (9.06%) VPN
4 23 (8.01%) WAN
5 20 (6.97%) DNS
5 20 (6.97%) SAN
6 19 (6.62%) LAN
6 19 (6.62%) TCP/IP
7 18 (6.27%) Wireless
8 13 (4.53%) MPLS
9 12 (4.18%) DHCP
10 9 (3.14%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (3.14%) VoIP
11 8 (2.79%) VLAN
12 7 (2.44%) VPLS
13 6 (2.09%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.09%) Wireless Security
14 5 (1.74%) BGP
14 5 (1.74%) EIGRP
14 5 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (29.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.97%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.14%) Power BI
5 8 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.09%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (6.97%) Grunt
1 20 (6.97%) gulp
1 20 (6.97%) webpack
2 10 (3.48%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.39%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (4.18%) Finance
2 9 (3.14%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.74%) Retail
5 4 (1.39%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Back Office
6 3 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (16.72%) Architect
1 48 (16.72%) Consultant
2 32 (11.15%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.80%) Analyst
4 25 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.01%) Developer
6 22 (7.67%) IT Analyst
7 18 (6.27%) Azure Consultant
7 18 (6.27%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (6.27%) IT Support
8 17 (5.92%) Cloud Consultant
8 17 (5.92%) Cryptography Engineer
8 17 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.88%) Desktop Support
10 13 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.18%) IT Engineer
12 11 (3.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.94%) .NET
2 36 (12.54%) AngularJS
3 28 (9.76%) .NET Core
4 27 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 27 (9.41%) React
4 27 (9.41%) Vue.js
5 25 (8.71%) ASP.NET
6 21 (7.32%) CSS
6 21 (7.32%) HTML
7 20 (6.97%) Dapper ORM
7 20 (6.97%) HTML5
7 20 (6.97%) NHibernate
8 17 (5.92%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.48%) Web Services
10 9 (3.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 9 (3.14%) Reactive Extensions
10 9 (3.14%) SOAP
10 9 (3.14%) WCF
10 9 (3.14%) XML
11 7 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.67%) Public Cloud
3 20 (6.97%) Mobile App
4 19 (6.62%) PKI
5 17 (5.92%) Algorithms
6 16 (5.57%) Private Cloud
7 15 (5.23%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (4.18%) User Experience
9 11 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (2.79%) iPhone
12 7 (2.44%) Management Information System
12 7 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (2.09%) Clustering
14 5 (1.74%) Replication
15 4 (1.39%) Driving Licence
16 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 144 (50.17%) Windows
2 60 (20.91%) Windows 10
3 50 (17.42%) Windows Server
4 29 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (9.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (7.67%) Windows 7
7 16 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (4.88%) Linux
9 11 (3.83%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.39%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.70%) Android
12 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.65%) ITIL
2 47 (16.38%) Presales
3 42 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.45%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (10.45%) Scrum
5 29 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (8.36%) Customer Requirements
7 23 (8.01%) Mentoring
7 23 (8.01%) TOGAF
8 22 (7.67%) Information Security
8 22 (7.67%) Validation
9 21 (7.32%) MVC
10 20 (6.97%) Business Continuity
10 20 (6.97%) Migration
10 20 (6.97%) Mobile Application Development
10 20 (6.97%) Regression Testing
10 20 (6.97%) Test Automation
10 20 (6.97%) User Stories
10 20 (6.97%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 62 (21.60%) SQL
2 38 (13.24%) C#
3 33 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.67%) T-SQL
5 18 (6.27%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.74%) Python
7 4 (1.39%) C++
7 4 (1.39%) Perl
7 4 (1.39%) PHP
8 2 (0.70%) C
8 2 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 159 (55.40%) MCSE
2 78 (27.18%) MCSA
3 74 (25.78%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (20.21%) Degree
5 57 (19.86%) CCNA
6 49 (17.07%) MCP
7 35 (12.20%) MCITP
8 27 (9.41%) CCNP
9 25 (8.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (6.97%) Security Cleared
11 19 (6.62%) TOGAF Certification
12 15 (5.23%) SC Cleared
13 14 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (4.18%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (2.79%) A+ Certification
15 8 (2.79%) RHCSA
16 7 (2.44%) CCA
16 7 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (2.09%) CEH
18 5 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.06%) QA
2 22 (7.67%) SLA
3 11 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.74%) NCSC
5 3 (1.05%) GDPR
5 3 (1.05%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.70%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 119 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 50 (17.42%) Hyper-V
3 49 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.14%) vSphere
6 7 (2.44%) Docker
7 6 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.39%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.35%) vCloud
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (12.54%) SCCM
2 34 (11.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.48%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.44%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.09%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.74%) Ansible
7 4 (1.39%) Amdocs OSS
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.39%) Icinga
7 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.39%) Observium
8 3 (1.05%) Nessus
8 3 (1.05%) WMI
8 3 (1.05%) WSUS
9 2 (0.70%) Nagios
9 2 (0.70%) Terraform
10 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 259 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 89 (31.01%) VMware
3 60 (20.91%) Cisco
4 41 (14.29%) Citrix
5 29 (10.10%) HP
6 24 (8.36%) Google
7 21 (7.32%) IBM
8 20 (6.97%) Xamarin
9 17 (5.92%) Gemalto
10 10 (3.48%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.48%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.14%) Dell
11 9 (3.14%) Remedy
11 9 (3.14%) SolarWinds
12 8 (2.79%) Meraki
13 6 (2.09%) Polycom
14 5 (1.74%) Apple
14 5 (1.74%) Dell Compellent
14 5 (1.74%) Oracle
14 5 (1.74%) Veeam